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Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Payroll



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

About Rippling

Rippling is the first way for businesses to manage all of their HR & IT—payroll, benefits, computers, apps, and more—in one unified workforce platform.
By connecting every business system to one source of truth for employee data, businesses can automate all of the manual work they normally need to do to make employee changes. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can just click a button and set up a new employees’ payroll, health insurance, work computer, and third-party apps—like Slack, Zoom, and Office 365—all within 90 seconds.
Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world's top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Bedrock, and Greenoaks—and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500)

About The Role

Rippling is seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our Payroll Team. As a member of this team, you will play a crucial role in building our full-service payroll product, which encompasses core payroll processing functionality for domestic and international payments, state and federal tax filings, and seamless integration with third-party systems for time and attendance, accounting, and pre-tax benefits such as 401k and medical deductions. Our product includes an admin portal and an employee-facing app, providing a comprehensive solution for efficient and accurate payroll management.

In this role, you will have end-to-end ownership of feature/module development, from influencing the product specifications to designing and implementing the backend and frontend components. You will collaborate closely with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering, including Frontend and UX teams, to maintain a high standard of quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment. At times, you will also don the hat of a product manager, contributing your insights and expertise to shape the product roadmap.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with Product Management and stakeholders to maintain high-quality standards in a fast-paced, iterative environment. Occasionally contribute as a product manager.
  • Build features that address complex technical challenges with a broad scope.
  • Participate in planning activities, conduct thorough code reviews, and contribute to the growth of the team.
  • Provide mentorship to Junior and Intermediate Engineers, fostering their technical growth and removing any obstacles hindering their autonomy.


  • 5+ years of professional work experience.
  • Strong CS knowledge and expertise.
  • Experience with Python and building services is a plus.
  • Tech stack: Python, Django, MongoDB.

Join us at Rippling and contribute to the advancement of our innovative payroll product. Help us streamline payroll processing, simplify tax filings, and enhance integration capabilities, all while working with cutting-edge technologies. We value collaboration, excellence, and continuous growth, and we look forward to having you as part of our dynamic team.

Additional Information

Rippling is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics, Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email

Rippling highly values having employees working in-office to foster a collaborative work environment and company culture.  For office-based employees (employees who live within a 40 mile radius of a Rippling office), Rippling considers working in the office, at least three days a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.

This role will receive a competitive salary + benefits + equity. The salary for US-based employees will be aligned with one of the ranges below based on location; see which tier applies to your location here.

A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation–including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed below.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, Commuter, Life and Disability Benefits 
  • Uncapped PTO and flexible work hours
  • Free onsite lunch
  • Generous parental leave
  • Transgender health insurance coverage
  • Great compensation package (salary, equity)
  • Fun, casual atmosphere and meeting-light culture